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"Do you know where your child is going online?" -- OT
November 20, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I know most of us more than likely keep track of our children's online activities.  This really opened my eyes to how these kinds of searches can affect pre-teens and young adults.  

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135203/Jamie-13-kissed-girl-But-hes-Sex-Offender-Register-online-porn-warped-mind-.html

The title is : Jamie is 13 and hasn't even kissed a girl. But he's now on the Sex Offender Register after online porn warped his mind...

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  • debramommyof4
    November 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

     That is really sad.  I know exactly where my kids are online.  They will never have unrestricted or unsupervised access to the internet till they are adults.

  • Knightquester
    November 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Oh wow, that is just sad and scary at the same time.

    Yes, I'm fortunate enough to know where my children go on the internet.  They talk to me and their computers are in the same room I am where I can walk up to it and view it as I please.  We've talked of the dangers of the internet and why there are restrictions out there.  We've also talked about inappropriate images and videos that are easily accessible but unacceptable to view.

    I think more now days than in previous generations parents need to be more proactive and involved in their children's lives in order to ensure that they make safe and wise decisions for their future.  There are just too many more ways to screw up or get ideas on how to screw up now with technology as it is, than there were in past generations prior to television, computers, cell phones and even cars.

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    November 20, 2013 at 4:41 PM

     I know what they are doing & where they are. One of the places they like to go is YouTube & even though I have all the filters on to block them from seeing things, they don't always work. They are very good about getting me when they find a video they want to watch but are not sure of it because it was posted by a channel or person they are not familiar with. In those instances I will watch the video first to see if it is OK for them to see. They are very good at coming to me when they are unsure if something is appropriate for them & will even go as far as to tell us when they are not ready to see a movie or read a book that we are talking about seeing or reading. 

  • KickButtMama
    November 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I'm waaaaay over protective of my kids online. They aren't even allowed to go on regular you tube but have to go in ZuiTube instead. My major concerns are the kids downloading virus' 

  • paganbaby
    November 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Why would they charge him as a sex offender?? Ugh, that poor kid.

    We only have one computer in the house and it's in the living room so it's pretty easy to moniter what they see.

  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    November 20, 2013 at 7:35 PM


    Honestly, the sex offender registry is warped.  I find it impossibly frustrating that you can get put on it for streaking or being 18 and having sex with your 17 yo girlfriend.  I want, as a parent, the list to be the aggressive violators, not the stupid teenagers.  This kid needs help, not a frickin' legal banishment.

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Why would they charge him as a sex offender?? Ugh, that poor kid.

    We only have one computer in the house and it's in the living room so it's pretty easy to moniter what they see.



  • paganbaby
    November 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I am 100% with you!

    Quoting hwblyf:


    Honestly, the sex offender registry is warped.  I find it impossibly frustrating that you can get put on it for streaking or being 18 and having sex with your 17 yo girlfriend.  I want, as a parent, the list to be the aggressive violators, not the stupid teenagers.  This kid needs help, not a frickin' legal banishment.

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Why would they charge him as a sex offender?? Ugh, that poor kid.

    We only have one computer in the house and it's in the living room so it's pretty easy to moniter what they see.




  • faire_jour
    November 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I am terrified. Not for my own child (we work really hard on keeping her safe) viewing it, but because she will have to grow up and date, and eventually marry a man who might have seen these things.

  • TidewaterClan
    November 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Those are sad situations in that article.  We only let the girls play on their pc's in the family room, and use safesearch, etc.  Even so we're cautious since some of the weirdest stuff can still get through.

  • Precious333
    November 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM
    Beside my phone, the only internet is on our bigscreen tv :)


    Quoting paganbaby:

    Why would they charge him as a sex offender?? Ugh, that poor kid.

    We only have one computer in the house and it's in the living room so it's pretty easy to moniter what they see.


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